Lemming

Lemmings are small rodents, usually found in or near the Arctic, in tundra biomes. They are subniveal animals, and together with voles and muskrats, they make up the subfamily Arvicolinae (also known as Microtinae), which forms part of the largest mammal radiation by far, the superfamily Muroidea, which also includes rats, mice, hamsters, and gerb...
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Lemming

• (n.) Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres.
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lemming

<zoology> Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus, resembling the meadow mice in form. They are found in both hemispheres. ... The common Northern European lemming (Myodes lemmus) is remarkable for making occasional devastating migrations in enormous numbers from the mountains into the lowlands. √...
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lemming

noun any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
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Lemming

Lem'ming (lĕm'mĭng) noun [ Nor. lemming , lemende ; confer Swedish lemel , Lapp. lummik .] (Zoology) Any one of several species of small arctic rodents of the genera Myodes and Cuniculus , resembling the meadow mice in form. They are foun...
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lemming

any of 20 species of small rodents, some of which undertake large, swarming migrations. Lemmings are found only in the Northern Hemisphere. They have ... [4 related articles]
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lemming

Any of a group of small rodents distributed worldwide in northern latitudes. They are about 12 cm/5 in long, with thick brownish fur, a small head, and a short tail. Periodically, when their population exceeds the available food supply, lemmings undertake mass migrations. (Genus Lemmus and other related genera, family Criceti...
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lemming

lemming, name for several species of mouselike rodents related to the voles. All live in arctic or northern regions, inhabiting tundra or open meadows. They frequently nest in underground burrows, particularly in winter, although they do not hibernate. They feed on grasses, mosses, and roots, and pr...
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lemming

someone who drives a car everywhere -till they are killed in a traffic accident.
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Lemming

The lemming is a rodent mammal very nearly allied to the mouse and rat. There are several species, found in Norway, Lapland, Siberia, and the northern parts of America. The most noted species is the common or European lemming (Myodes Lemmus), of which the body colour is brownish variegated with black; the sides of the head and belly white, or of a ...
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lemming

[n] - any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution
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